I'm guessing you fall into one of two categories:
A. You have already moved to Thailand, or you are currently making plans to settle in Thailand as an expat in the near future.
B. You kinda consider yourself an expat (part-time) already because you come and go 2-3 times a year, for a few months at a time.
Whether you fall into category A or B, I have devised this page as a rapid-access resource to informational posts that I think will be of great benefit to you, either right now or in the not too distant future.
I've been living in Thailand for 8 years: I'm married to a Thai woman, one of my best friends of 10 years is Thai, and my daughter is half-Thai. So as you can imagine, I know a thing or two about living and making the best out of life here.
I'm here to make things as smooth as I can for you in every aspect of living in Thailand, so without further ado, let's get started.
NOTE: It's a good idea to bookmark this page in your web browser (click “bookmarks” > “bookmark this page”, if you're using Google Chrome), so that you quickly find this page in the future.
Work & Visa:
The Big Thai Visa Post (Know which visa you need)
The Elite Visa (is it worth it?)
Top Jobs for Expats (Discover every option available)
TTL Expat Job Board (#1 expat job board in Thailand)
Fastest Visa Run (It doesn't get much easier than this)
How to Extend Your Non ‘O' Visa By 60 Days (Turn a 3-month stay into 5)
How to Get a Visa for Your Thai Partner (Based on UK visas but helpful for all)
Dating & Marriage:
How to Get Married in Thailand (Step-by-Step one-day guide)
A 14-Step Guide to a the Traditional Thai Wedding (All you need to know in 5 minutes)
Best Dating Site in Thailand: Casual/Serious (Impartial comparison of the 6 best dating sites)
Sin Sod – The Thai Marriage Dowry (A contentious issue)
Send Money to Thailand & Avoid Nasty Bank Fees (Save over $75 each time)
How to Get a Thai Bank Account (You'll need one of these)
The Cost of Living in Thailand (Baht-by-Baht breakdown on current living costs)
How to Get Reliable Expat Life Insurance (Essential if you have a wife/kids)
How to Start a Business (Do it right)
Paying Tax in Thailand (Know the law)
How to Protect Your Online Privacy (Learn the law & how to stay safe)
How to Get a Thai Driving License (Practical & Theory)
35 Best Co-Working Spaces in Bangkok (Catch up your blogging & emails)
How to Avoid Being a Victim of Crime (10 Top Tips)
10 Things You Didn't Know About Thai Culture (The everyday & the strange)
Learn How to Wai, Who to Wai, When to Wai! (You'll thank me for this)
Find Out What's Behind a Thai Smile (All 13 of Them!)
Thai School @ TheThailandLife.com (All lessons have full phonetic translation & Thai script, and feature an easy-to-follow video with a Thai teacher.
To find other more posts on the site, simply look out for the “related post content” at the end of each post. Alternatively, use the navigation bar at the top of each page.
Peter – TheThailandlife.com Founder